Gary R. McCleary

January 25, 1942 ~ October 11, 2019 (age 77)


Gary R. McCleary, 77, of Knox passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at his home following an extended illness.

Born January 25, 1942, in Salem Gary was the son of the late Hazel McCleary.

Gary attended Keystone High School then went on to work at Knox Glass, Sportsmans Speedway and ran Mission Possible.

On June 17, 1971, Gary married Darlene Kagle who survives.

Gary enjoyed racing, yard sales, wrestling, old westerns, visiting with friends and family, watching birds and spending time with his cat junior.  He served the Knox Vol. Fire co. as fire police and was a member of the Clarion County Rod & Gun Club.

Along with his wife Gary is survived by his children Brenda (John Olsen) Peterson of Lake Jackson TX, Ken (Linda) McCleary of Snydersburg, Michelle (Dan) Reid of Strattanville and Blenton (Katrina) McCleary of Harrisonburg VA and a brother Randy (Helen) Davis of Strattanville.  Also surviving are his grandchildren Jachob Reid of Strattanville, Amy Campbell and Sebastin Campbell, of Tionesta, Chad McCleary and Alexis McCleary of West Virginia, Kiley McCleary and Cael McCleary of Harrisonburg VA and Adam Perkins of Snydersburg.

Gary was preceded in death by his mother Hazel, his aunt and uncle who raised him Frank and Kathlyn Monrean and two grandsons Doug Daum Jr. and Shawn McCleary.

Per Gary’s wishes there will be no viewing.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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